NKT christens new cable barge

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NKT has christened its new cable barge as part of a larger investment targeted towards the offshore wind industry. The barge NKT Agrippina is now ready for her maiden trip transporting power cables for the German offshore wind project Ostwind 2.

NKT Agrippina
is named after the founder of Cologne, Germany, and is specially designed to transport offshore power cables on the river Rhine from the NKT factory in Cologne to the offshore loading centre in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

After the official christening, NKT Agrippina is now ready to set out on her maiden trip proudly loaded with a section of the power cables for the German Ostwind 2 offshore wind project. NKT has designed Agrippina to be energy-efficient and while in harbour she is connected to the quay utilizing green energy from the grid.

"NKT Agrippina will support us in ensuring a stable and reliable path to the offshore harbour in Rotterdam where we also increase the capacity. With these investments, we strengthen our position as a leading provider of offshore power cables for the growing demand from the offshore wind industry,"
said Executive Vice President Mika Makela, who is heading the manufacturing site in Cologne.

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